Have you ever heard the phrase “IT and the Business”? This phrase insinuates separation and difference between IT and the rest of the company. Us and them. Opposing groups who may be forced to get along, but don’t like it. Even though the IT Department has a continual uphill battle with “IT and the Business”, project management is perfectly positioned to help wage the war against this mindset. Whether you’re in an IT PMO, EPMO, or just a project leader sitting in a functional area tasked with leading a more technologically focused project, you can help. Here are some tips you can use to combat this paradox:
The “IT and the Business” may never go away, but as project professionals, we can help reduce its use!